Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Week in Review

Well, Calder made it home from Honduras, and as shown by my lack of blog updates, we have stayed pretty busy this week. I met him at the airport around midnight on Easter night. I showed up a while before he was supposed to come in, and was so excited I couldn't sit still. I've loved having him back home.

We didn't get to bed until around 3 since I attempted to make him tell me everything about his vacation that very night!
He had such a great time! After the week of scuba diving, all the wanted to talk about was the last day when he had the opportunity to visit with some friends from his mission. Unfortunately, he got to them a lot later than he had originally planned, so his time was cut shorter than he hoped. He stayed with the Duran family. I haven't taught him the importance of taking pictures yet, so I don't have any from his time with the Durans. I did go through some mission pictures to find one.

I couldn't find any with just him and the family. The lady in the center with the brown shirt is Sister Duran, her two daughters are the girl right in front of her with the button up shirt and the girl in the pink shirt with her hand on her hip. Her son is the cute kid in the front. Also, Calder is the goofy missionary on the left. He loved the time he spent with them in Honduras and it meant a lot for him to go back to visit. I can't wait to someday visit Honduras and meet some of the people who helped turn Calder into the man I married. So many people had such a great influence on him, and I love to hear him talk about mission friends and families.

Just for fun, here are some other pictures that I came across, I thought they were funny!

What a great guy!
He's been busy playing catch-up with school for most of the week, but we were able to have some fun this weekend.
Friday we went to see the Kite Runner at the dollar theater. It was an ok movie, but I didn't feel like it did a good job of capturing the emotions of everyone. It does a good job of telling the story from the book, but I was disappointed.
I've been wanting good Indian food since we moved to Minnesota and haven't found a great place yet. Saturday we tried another Indian restaurant in one of the southern suburbs. After a delicious (but still not matching Bombay House in Provo) we went to the Mall of America. I don't ever go there when I want to get actually shopping done, since it's a little overwhelming, but it is really fun to just walk around. Were were there for about an hour and half before it closed and only saw a tiny portion of it. Most of the time was spent in Express where we bought Calder some great dress shirts for $20. I'm going to go back tomorrow and pick up some more for him. They had some solid color bright shirts that I love.
I also made Calder decorate Easter eggs on Saturday. It was a lot of fun for me, and Calder was very patient and tolerant. Now I have a ton of boiled eggs to eat - delicious!
Today my class was in charge of sharing time in primary. I found a great idea online for teaching the kids about putting on the Armor of God, and decided to go for it. I divided the kids into 6 groups, assigning each group one of the pieces of armor to make and put on the youngest group member. My class (The 8-12 year old girls) helped out the groups. It was so cute! I think it went really well and was definitely a lot of fun.
After church we went on a walk! Normally that wouldn't be so exciting, but considering it's the first time I've spent time outside for pleasure was in November, it was a glorious occasion. Apparently I was dressed for the occasion, because at one point Calder told me that I looked like spring vomited to make my outfit. I do get a little carried away sometimes :) It was so nice to spend time outside and spend time with Calder.
More Hounduras pictures coming soon as soon as we get the CD in the mail with Calder's dad's pictures.


Gwen said...

What a great post and I love the pictures! Calder with hair- now there's a concept. haha

Christa said...

"I looked like spring vomited to make my outfit."

Oh. My. Goodness. That is SO Calder. You guys are hilarious! I miss you. =) (I'll try to give you a call before I get set apart Thursday night. SO CLOSE! Ahhh!)

Also, I'm glad you survived your week apart. I love cute newly weds... makes me happy for the future. =)